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The coolest place to be

25th July 2021
Dear WKC 

As the temperature dial rocketed on and in the water was quite literally the coolest place to be.  Another great turnout for this week's Monday evening time trials saw members young and more mature challenge themselves over 500m. Great progress across the board with a number of PB's being recorded.

With racing in mind, have you ever thought about joining #TeamWey and supporting the club's bid to retain its inter-club sprint title, the MacGregor Paddle at the September National Sprint Regatta in Nottingham? Well you should and Pete Gorman is here to tell you why.

Look out below for the extra Junior Beginners and Improvers sessions running during the school holidays, in addition to the Paddlesport Camps.

We spotlight our Wey Wonder Women this week, a great band of women who have combined their love of kayaking with laughter, friendship and a bit of racing! They are incredibly welcoming and if interested don't hesitate to contact Carol.

Enjoy the water and sunshine!

In this edition...


#TeamWey for Macgregor Paddle
Junior Beginner Extra sessions
Members Talk: Nutrition in Kayaking
Spotlight: The Wey Wonder Women
Events: Rounders in the Park 
What's on

Join the MacGregor Paddle Team

Wey Kayak Club are the current holders of The MacGregor Paddle identifying us as the top sprint racing club in the country, and it would be great if we could win it again this year at the 4th-5th September Regatta at Nottingham.

We score points for each competitor we enter, and then our best 9 K1 results, 6 best K2s and 3 best K4 results. We also score point for C1, and C2.

This is a great club event - traditionally we have been the loudest and most visible club, and long may that continue,

If you have not raced at Nottingham before you will need be to registered and this must be completed before Sunday 15th August and then entries need to be in by Friday 20th August.

Please let your coaches or Pete Gorman (Sprint Team Lead) know of your interest so that Pete Gorman (Sprint Team Leader) can complete the registrations and entries in good time

Happy racing!

Junior Beginner & Improvers
Extra Summer Sessions 

Tuesdays 4pm - 5.30pm


Open to all junior beginners and improvers including paddlers from Mick's Saturday morning groups, Richard’s Saturday afternoon groups and the Sunday beginner group are welcome to attend.

The sessions aim to be fun while helping to improve your paddling skills. They will run until the end of August, there is no need to register.

We hope to see many of you over the next 6 weeks.
Kaye and Amanda


Members Talk

Nutrition in Kayaking

Guest Speaker Tim Lodge

Thursday 29th July 19:30

Aimed at Juniors and U23 but open to all members of the club would are interested in learning more about nutrition

Zoom link invite in TeamApp Events

Wey Wonder Women

You don’t need a special outfit to join in with this women’s group.  There is a varied age range with women in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond.   We all come from different places and backgrounds and all somehow have ended up all being in Surrey at the same time being Wey Wonder Women!  

Our abilities range from fairly new at the sport, to those who have paddled for years.  We tend to paddle in small groups when available, around work and home commitments.   At present we communicate via WhatsApp.  Most own their own boat which makes for flexibility of paddling times, some use club boats at the range of times during the week that the boats/coaches are available.   Some of us go to races and earn points for the club, racing is not for everyone but for those who do it’s a challenge for yourself and the social side is good too.   

Perhaps you are thinking, how did all these people get into paddling?  Well, some got involved through their husband or children being members, one saw kayakers on the river and found the club and is still paddling 10 years on.   One bought a house next door the club!  Others have more exciting stories to tell – One of our WeyWonderwomen moved to Australia, bought a bashed up touring kayak, joined a club in Perth and chose any house because it was near the river… or perhaps you have ambitions like another member -who describes her kayaking debut as stemming from a desire to do the famous Coast to Coast Multisport race across the South Island of New Zealand when she turned 30.  

Maybe you’ve tried kayaking in the Scouts or Guides and want to do more.  It’s really soothing to be floating on the water, calming to be doing rhythmical strokes and great to be with nature, seeing a different perspective of your town and having a chat with likeminded people. 

Contact Carol Ramplin - Wey Wonder Women Group Lead


Club Time Trials
Every Monday evening 6pm

 Monday night is club time trial and race night. Come and test yourself out over 500m, 1k or 2k and see how far you can climb up the club leaderboards. 6pm on the water, absolutely everybody is welcome: young and used-to-be-young, from internationals to beginners.

Results and PB can be found on the members area of the website 

Family Rounders in the Park

Stoke Park, Saturday 7th August 2021 at 1pm


Bring a rug, chairs and picnic
Meet opposite the Spectrum, look out for the Wey flag.

Click here to the let us know you can make it!

What's On....

We hope that all restrictions will be lifted from the club and country very soon, but in the meantime there is still plenty going on in and around the club.

w/b Monday 26th July
9:00 - 16:00 Summer Paddlesport Camps - restricted access to changing rooms for limited periods 
Tuesday 27th July
16:00 - 17:30 Extra Junior Beginners and Improvers Session 
Thursday 29th July
19:45 Guest speaker Tim Lodge: Nutrition in Kayaking (zoom link on TeamApp Events)
Friday 30th July
9:30 - 16:30 Foundation Safety and Rescue Training, Wokingham (invitation only)
Saturday 31st July
K2 10K Series, Elmbridge
2nd - 7th August
Canoe Sprints 2020 Olympic Games, special mention for Wey paddler Liam Heath (4th August)
Saturday 7th August
13:00 - 15:00 Family Rounders in the Park, Stoke Park 
Sunday 15th August
U13, Rocket K4 Day, Nottingham - talk to your group leader about possible crews or sign up as an individual
3rd-4th September
National Sprint Regatta, Nottingham - Macgregor Paddle Inter-Club Competition (deadline for registration Sunday 15th August - talk to your Group Lead or Pete Gorman


K2 10K, Elmbridge

Saturday, 31st July

A great day out, with plenty of mixed crews.   Discuss with your coach possible crew combinations.  Entries by 19th July

U13 Rocket K4 Day, Nottingham

Sunday, 15th August


National Inter-Club Macgregor Paddle Challenge

Join #TeamWey


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